Fremont County

Beaver Park Preserving and Fruit Company

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1918 brings a new cannery – the Beaver Park Preserving and Fruit Company – to Penrose. The February 2, 1918 issue of the Penrose Press states that the cannery is looking at proofs for their new labels.  We would love to know more about these labels and of course would like to have some for […]

Fremont County

Preserving History

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If you or someone you know is a long-time resident of Fremont County and would like to join in a filmed discussion of ranching in the county, stop by the museum tomorrow at 9 AM! Coffee and a light snack will be provided. We would love to hear your stories and grow our oral history […]

Fremont County

The First Fire Department of Cañon City

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This day in 1879, January 27th, the Cañon City Fire Department was created. It was made up of 20 volunteers and consisted of one hook and ladder company. A hook and ladder is a mobile fire apparatus carrying ladders and other firefighting equipment. In 1881 the fire department tested the efficiency of their new hose […]

Museum Blog

Fake News Becomes Fake History

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Join us here in the museum to hear our program about how propaganda, yellow journalism, and local legends lead to historical fallacies. The program is free and open to the public. The museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 AM- 4 PM. Contact us at (719) 269-9036 or email us at historycenter@canoncity.org.